You might be back at work, but summer isn't over just yet. If you're ever in doubt, a visit to Bungalow 8 in King street Wharf should extinguish your fears. Aperol has built a dedicated games area, complete with totem tennis, giant jenga and lifesize chess.
Around until the end of February, you can show off your competitive streak with one of these classic backyard games while sipping one of the venue's summery tipples. You can get the classic Aperol spritz or Aperol Elixir — a refreshing concoction of Aperol, Cinzano Rosso, raspberry tea, lemon and ginger ale — for just $12 a glass or $28 a jug. And between 4–7pm, you can pair these tipples with tapas plates for $10 each — think pork scratchings, cured meats and kingfish ceviche — or, if you just can't get enough, you can tuck into an Aperol doughnut by Shortstop.
But Bungalow 8 isn't the only place you'll find cheeky Aperol deals in the city. Beach Road Hotel in Bondi has been taken over by popular Surry Hills and Randwick pizza joint Maybe Frank for summer. Alongside its tasty pizzas, it's slinging $12 Aperol spritzes and $15 negronis every day ($10 on Thursdays). See, there's still plenty of summer sippin' to be done yet.